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Northmoor Trust

Community Build Shelter

at Thrupp Lake

18th August 2010

 
 

 

 
 

A cool day was just right for the community to come together on Wednesday 18th August to help put the shingles on the new shelter which in the first place will help support people working on the site, but later will be part of the attractions at the new Environmental Centre still to come.

Sixty people turned up over the course of the morning to lend a hand.  The Contractors had already laid the concrete base and had installed the ribs of the structure, which resembled a yurt and which soon took shape as the community came together to put the shingles on.  A great deal of fun and laughter could be heard as the job got under way.

This is how it looked when we arrived.

 

 

  The Contractor gives a demonsatration of what is required
In a couple of hours the shingles are above head height and the Contractor takes over to do the rest

It was great to see so many people wanting to help.   The next working party on the 27th August will be painting the gate at the front of the building.

The next working party dates are:

Friday 27th August 2010

Friday 8th October 2010

Friday 19th November 2010


Meet outside gate at Sandles building at 10.00.  on site from 10.00am until 3.00pm - you can come for an hour or more, or the whole day if you wish.

Tools will be provided but please wear appropriate clothing and bring a packed lunch if you would like to stay for the whole day.

Unfortunately, there are currently no toilet facilities at Thrupp Lake.

Contact Melati Cox with any questions. Melati.Cox@northmoortrust.co.uk

So, if you feel like a bit of fresh air and exercise with good convivial company and in beautiful surroundings, this is the place to come.  Even if you are not very physically active, there will be small jobs which can be undertaken to lend a hand and the help every volunteer brings is very much appreciated.


 
     
     
 

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